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Debra Sarah White

Debra Sarah White

also known as Client's Choice Winner 2015, Super Lawyer 2015 and AV Top Rated, for professional excellence, legal ability & ethical standards.

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Sex Crime, Federal Crime

About Me

Debra Sarah White is the owner and lead trial attorney of the Law Offices of Debra S. White, a criminal defense boutique law firm. We specialize in the Los Angeles state and federal courts, as well as surrounding counties. Ms. White is dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal representation and personal attention for each client. Her extensive knowledge and courtroom experience, stellar reputation, and sincere compassion to defend those accused of wrongdoing make her a fierce advocate to have on your side.


Ms. White is rated within the top 5% best lawyers in the United States. Her honorable distinctions and awards include the prestigious "AV-Preeminent Rating" by Martindale Hubbell and the 2015 “Super Lawyer” recognition of excellence which she recieved by vote of her peers, prosecutors, and Judges. These awards are only granted to those lawyers who have demonstrated the highest level of professional excellence, legal ability, and ethical standards in the legal community in their field of law. Ms. White also recieved AVVO's 2015 Client's Choice Award.


To learn more about Ms. White, please visit her website at: or call to schedule a free confidential consultation at (866) 663-7778.






Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    16 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 13%
    16 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 13%
    16 years
  4. Federal Crime: 12%
    16 years
  5. Sex Crime: 12%
    16 years



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

32 total 

  • Melissa A Weinberger

    Deb is one of the smartest, toughest and most caring criminal defense attorneys I know. She is an excellent advocate and I highly recommend her.


    Melissa Weinberger Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Evan Ephraim Zelig

    Very professional and excellent in court!


    Evan Zelig Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Debra S. White

21900 Burbank Blvd.
3rd Floor
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367

Los Angeles Office

1645 N. Vine Street
Suite 306
Los Angeles, CA, 90028

Encino - Van Nuys Office

15760 Ventura Blvd.
16th Floor
Encino, CA, 91436

Downtown LA Office

515 S. Flower Street
36th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90071





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Florence Wilson ScholarshipUCLA School of Law1996
Dean's ListPierce Comminuty College1993
Dean's ListPierce Community College1992
Dean's ListPierce Community College1991

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner and Lead Trial AttorneyLaw Offices of Debra S. White2006 - Present
Criminal and DUI Defense AttorneyLos Angeles Criminal and DUI Defense Law Firm1999 - 2006
Criminal ExternshipLos Angeles Federal Public Defender's Office1997 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College for DUI DefenseMember2012 - Present
Criminal Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CAJC)Member2012 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2012 - Present
The California DUI Lawyer's AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)Member2008 - Present
USDC - Eastern DistrictAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
USDC - Northern DistrictAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
USDC - Central DistrictAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember2000 - Present
USDC - Southern DistrictAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
United States Supreme CourtMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. M. CovarrubiasNot Guilty by Jury Verdict
People v. RodriguezDismissal after Hung Jury
People v. D. WrightDismissal by Diversion (Deferred Entry of Judgment)

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Publication NameTitleDate
West Services Inc.Strategies for Defending Crimes2014
Valley Lawyer magazine (SFVBA)Maintaining Client Confidentiality2012
Los Angeles TimesA Man's Nightmare Turned Real - Part I - False Accusations of Attempted Murder, Rape and Torture2011
LA TimesA Man's Nightmare Turns Real - Part 22011
24-7 Press ReleaseHow An Innocent Man Can End Up On "To Catch A Predator"2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UCLA School of LawLawJuris Doctorate1999
Univ of California at Los AngelesPhilosophyBachelor of Arts1995
Pierce Community CollegeEconomicsN/A1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Family Law ConferenceDefending Against False Accusations of Crime in Civil Court2015
Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWBDrug DUI Testing and Refusals2013
Family Law ConferenceFalse Allegations of Abuse in Divorce Proceedings2012
Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWBDUI Checkpoints2012
Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWBMoney 101 - Criminal Law - Stages of a Drunk Driving Case2012
Bob McCormick Radio Show KFWBMoney 101 - DUI Questions and Answers2012
Peirce Community CollegeCrimes and Punishment2010
Pierce Comminuty College Business LawRepresenting the Criminal Defendant2009